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Australia Ensemble: Heart*Beat

14 September 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm AEST

Tickets: $54/$41/$32/$15 (Adult/Senior/Concession/Student rush)

“… The Australia Ensemble always fills me with high expectations of consummate musical performance” Danial Kaan, ClassikON 2016

Dual themes of emotional depth and rhythmic vibrancy inspire this program Heart*Beat. The Australia Ensemble premiere their new commission by Sydney-based composer Jessica Wells, who is well-known in the commercial music world for her theme to the ABC program Q&A. Her concert music is increasingly making waves, having recently premiered at the 2018 London Proms. Beside this new work, the Ensemble find plenty of heart in the Brahms Clarinet Trio which stirs the passions of the soul. French composer Jacques Ibert’s Deux Interludes for flute, violin and piano provides something of a palette cleanser before they launch into the driving, pulsating energy of Mendelssohn’s exuberant String Quintet in B flat, with guest violist from the Tinalley Quartet, Justin Williams.

Artistic Chair: Paul Stanhope


  • Dene Olding (violin)
  • Dimity Hall (violin)
  • Irena Morozova (viola)
  • Julian Smiles (cello)
  • Geoffrey Collins (flute)
  • David Griffiths (clarinet)
  • Ian Munro (piano)
  • Justin Williams (viola)
  • Jessica Wells (featured composer)


  • Jessica WELLS | New work
  • Jacques IBERT | Deux Interludes
  • Johannes BRAHMS | Clarinet Trio Op.114
  • Felix MENDELSSOHN | String Quintet no.2 Op.87


UNSW: Sir John Clancy Auditorium, Kensington
High St & Wansey Rd
Kensington, NSW 2052 Australia
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